TesseracT Joining Gojira For Upcoming North American Tour

Courtesy: Roadrunner Records/eOne

Courtesy: Roadrunner Records/eOne

TesseracT is returning to the U.S. this fall.

The U.K.-based progressive metal band has announced that it will serve as support for Gojira on its upcoming U.S. tour.  The tour is in support of Gojira’s upcoming album Magma, due out Friday June 17th via Roadrunner Records.  As TesseracT front man Dan Tomkins noted in a recent interview, the tour will be the band’s last in support of Polaris, its latest full-length studio recording.  Polaris was released September 18th, 2015.  He also discussed touring with Gojira, noting, “We are thrilled to announce that we will be back in the U.S. and Canada throughout September and October.”  He went on to say, “This will be the final tour of the ‘Polaris’ cycle and we couldn’t think of a better way to do it! This will be our first support tour in a long time and we are very excited to be touring with such a groundbreaking and unique band; it will be an honour to share the stage with them. Gojira have a great and loyal fanbase and we look forward to presenting our live show to them and of course for our own dedicated fans and friends. We will again be running our VIP meet and greets, which are always so much fun, so we hope to shake hands and chat with even more new faces this time around!”

This fall’s upcoming North American tour will mark the first time since last year’s run with The Contortionist, Erra, and Skyharbor.  Tickets for the band’s upcoming live dates go on sale this Friday, May 6th.  They can be purchased online here at each venue’s ticket office.  Special bundle packs can be purchased online here.  Full album streams of Polaris are currently available online now via YouTube at the band’s official website.  Audiences can also view the video for the song ‘Survival’ online via Kscope’s official YouTube channel now.

More information on TesseracT’s upcoming tour is available now online along with the band’s latest news, links to purchase Polaris and more at:

 

Website: http://www.tesseractband.uk.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tesseractband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/tesseractband

 

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The Reverend Shawn Amos Premieres New Video; Announces New Live Dates

The Reverend Shawn Amos unveiled a new music video last week.  He also announced a new handful of live dates in support of his latest album The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You.

The Reverend Shawn Amos debuted the video for his song ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me (When I Get Home)’ last week.  The song is taken from his latest full-length studio recording The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You, which was released late last year.  Audiences can see the video online now via Amos’ official YouTube channel.  The video uses some interesting imagery to drive home song’s lyrical theme.  This should be kept in mind in watching the video.

 

Courtesy:  Put Together Records

Courtesy: Put Together Records

 

‘You’re Gonna Miss Me (When I Get Home)’ and its companion video are just the latest from Amos, who is in fact a fully ordained minister.  ‘Bright Lights, Big City,’ the album’s lead single, was premiered via Yahoo Music.  ‘Days of Depression,’ which features backing vocals from the world famous Blind Boys of Alabama, premiered online at Relix.  And ‘Brand New Man’ made its debut online at PureVolume.

Along with the release of his latest single, Amos also announced a new group of select live dates.  The performances are specifically in California.  They include performances in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, Santa Rosa, and Petaluma, California.  The full schedule of dates is noted below.

Tour Dates:
4/29 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Boathouse Collective
5/06 – Los Angeles, CA – Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz Grill
5/14 – Los Angeles, CA – TEDxEchoPark
5/20 –  Costa Mesa, CA – The Boathouse Collective
6/03 – Los Angeles, CA – Mr. C Beverly Hills
6/04 – Los Angeles, CA – Mr. C Beverly Hills
6/09 – Las Vegas, NV – Palazzo / Venetian
6/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Mr. C Beverly Hills
6/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Mr. C Beverly Hills

6/17 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Boathouse Collective

8/11 – Santa Rosa, CA – Krush Backyard Concert
8/12 – Petaluma, CA – The Big Easy

 

Amos, who is the son of Famous Amos Cookies’ magnate Wally “Famous” Amos (of Famous Amos cookies) and nightclub singer Shirl-ee May Ellis, has been very busy making the media rounds in publicizing his album along with his live dates and single releases.  He was a guest on NPR’s Weekend Edition recently.  During his interview with host Karen Grisby, Amos discussed his upbringing and its impact on his music.  That interview can be heard here now.  He was also recently a musical guest on Good Day New York, ABC News, and Classicalite.  More information on Amos’ upcoming appearances, live dates, music, and more is available online now at:

 

 

Website: http://www.shawnamos.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ReverendShawnAmos

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ShawnAmos

 

 

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Soilwork Announces Upcoming Dates With Arch Enemy

Courtesy:  Nuclear Blast Records

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Soilwork has announced a handful of new live dates for this summer.

Soilwork, currently touring in support of its latest album The Ride Majestic, will open for Arch Enemy on a handful of its upcoming European dates this summer.  The band’s schedule with Arch Enemy runs from Monday, August 21st to Thursday, August 24th.  That stretch is followed by a headlining date by Soilwork on Friday, August 25th in London, England.  As noted by the band’s front man Bjorn “Speed” Strid, the tour marks the first time since Ozzfest 2005 that both bands have shared the stage.  “We are very excited to announce this UK run together with our fellow Swedes in Arch Enemy. For the first time since Ozzfest 2005, we are once again sharing the stage!,” he said.  “It will be one hell of a riff-and shred fest, ladies and gents! We’re also announcing a special one off headline show at the Underworld in London on August 25th. It’s been a long time coming… do not miss out! See you in August!”

Tickets for the upcoming shows go on sale today, April 25th, at 9am.  They can be purchased online at seetickets.com.  The complete schedule for Soilwork’s tour with Arch Enemy is listed below.

 

21st August: (Support to Arch Enemy) Norwich -Waterfront

22nd August (Support to Arch Enemy) Sheffield – Corporation

23rd August (Support to Arch Enemy) Cardiff –Tramshed

24th August (Support to Arch Enemy) Southampton – Engine Rooms

25th August: (HEADLINE) London – The Underworld (tickets)

 

The Ride Majestic is available in stores and online now.  It can be ordered online via Nuclear Blast Records’ online store, and downloaded via iTunes, Amazon, and Nuclear Blast’s digital store.  Audiences can check out the videos for two of the album’s singles—‘Death in General,’ ‘Enemies in Fidelity,’—and the lyric video for the album’s title track via Nuclear Blast’s official YouTube channel.  More information on Soilwork’s upcoming tour, album, music, and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.soilwork.org

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/soilwork

Twitter: http://twitter.com/soilwork

 

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The Wizards Of Winter Announce First Holiday 2016 Tour Dates

2016 is only four months old.  But don’t tell that to the members of Wizards of Winter.

Wizards of Winter announced today a new handful of live dates for this fall.  The band announced today a trio of dates that begins just before Thanksgiving in Syracuse, NY and currently runs through December 8th in Tarrytown, NY.  They are just the first of many more dates to come.  Tickets are currently available now for the band’s November 26th show in Red Bank, NJ.  They can be purchased online now at http://www.countbasietheatre.org/calendar/show/show.asp?id=43249962.  The band’s current tour schedule is noted below.

 

The WIZARDS OF WINTER Tour Dates:

11/23 – Syracuse, NY @ Crouse Hinds Theater – tickets on sale soon!
11/26 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre – TICKETS
12/8 – Tarrytown, NY @ Music Hall – tickets on sale soon!

 

Music Directory/keyboardist Scott Kelly discussed the band’s upcoming dates and the band’s return to the Count Basie Theatre in a recent interview.  He noted the band’s excitement at returning to the road saying, “The Wizards of Winter are beyond thrilled to announce our first shows of the holiday season! We cannot wait to once again share our passion of holiday rock music with families all over the northeast. We hope to see many familiar faces and make new friends at these shows.”  In regards to the group’s return to the Count Basie Theatre, Kelly said, “Also, we’re excited to be launching the tour with our return to the Count Basie Theater. The venue and the fans who attended last year’s performance were just fantastic. We can’t wait to present our even bigger production and some fun musical surprises to our fans. After all, it is the most magical time of year!” More information on WOW’s upcoming live dates is available online now at http://www.wizardsofwinter.com/tour-dates.

Wizards of Winter’s most recent full-length studio recording is 2015’s The Magic of Winter.  The album was produced by Eric Rachel at Traxeast (Symphony X, Skid Row, Styx).  It can be ordered online now at http://www.wizardsofinter.com/store and downloaded direct online via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-magic-of-winter/id1069394443.  Audiences can vie the video for ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ online now via WOW’s official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZqGpNkIv9k&feature=youtu.be.  The song is included in The Magic of Winter.

 

 

Courtesy:  Snow Owl Productions

Courtesy: Snow Owl Productions

 

 

More information on The Wizards of Winter is available online now along with all of the band’s latest tour updates, news, and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.thewizardsofwinter.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheWizardsofWinter

Twitter: http://twitter.com/wizardsofwinter

 

 

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Holy Grail Announces New Headlining Tour Schedule

Holy Grail has announced a new slate of tour dates.

Courtesy:  Prosthetic Records

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

The band has announced that it will embark on an extensive new headlining tour beginning late next month in Las Vegas, NV.  The tour currently runs through June 18th in San Diego, California.  It also includes a performance in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Maywood Tavern on Sunday, June 5th.  Also along for the ride on this tour will be Devildriver, Hemlock, Incite, and Savage Master.  While fans wait for the band’s new schedule to launch next month, they can check out the video for the song ‘Sudden Death’ online now via Prosthetic Records’ official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Y2VY7bWGM.  The song is taken from the band’s latest album Times of Pride and Peril.  It can be purchased in stores and online via iTunes, Amazon, BandCamp, and Prosthetic Records’ online store.

 

Courtesy:  Prosthetic Records

Courtesy: Prosthetic Records

 

The band’s current tour schedule is listed below.

HOLY GRAIL TOUR DATES
4/27 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl &
4/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar (w/ Incite only)
4/29 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory & 
4/30 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven & 
5/1 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory & 
5/3 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre & 
5/5 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room & 
5/6 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave &
5/8 Flint, MI – Machine Shop & 
5/9 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts & 
5/10 Nashville, TN – Exit/In &  
5/11 Grand Rapids, MI  – The Stache & 
5/13 Tulsa, OK – Downtown Lounge
5/28 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar #
5/29 Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock #
5/31 Austin, TX – The Dirty Dog #
6/1 Dallas, TX – The Rail Club #
6/2 Houston, TX – Walters # 
6/3 New Orleans, LA – Siberia # 
6/4 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn # 
6/5 Raleigh, NC – Maywood Tavern #
6/7 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus # 
6/8 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie # 
6/9 Worcester, MA – Ralphs #
6/10 Clifton Park, NY – Trickshots #
6/13 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon & 
6/14 St. Louis, MO – Fubar & 
6/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater & 
6/17 Window Rock, AZ – Window Rock Sports Center & 
6/18 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick & 
& with DevilDriver, Incite & Hemlock 
# with Savage Master 

More information on Holy Grail’s upcoming tour is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.holygrailofficial.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/holygrailofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/holygrailband

 

 

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All Hail The Yeti Debuts New LP’s Lead Single

Courtesy:  Minus Head Records

Courtesy: Minus Head Records

Next Friday, April 8th, All Hail The Yeti will release its new album Scenes From A Black Wilderness.  The band’s sophomore album, it will be released via Minus Head Records.  In anticipation of the album’s release the band debuted the album’s lead single last week.

All Hail The Yeti debuted the lead single from its upcoming sophomore album Scenes From A Black Wilderness last week.  The band premiered the pummeling three-minute forty-one second opus ‘Mr. Wilderness,’ online via Guitar World magazine’s website.  The song is currently streaming there now at http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news-interviews/all-hail-yetis-connor-garritty-talks-new-album-screams-black-wilderness/28883.  It features guest vocals from 36 Crazyfists front man Brock Lindow.

Along with the song there is also an in-depth interview with the band by Ridge Briel that audiences can read.  The interview includes photos by Kristin Vah.  Briel discusses the band’s 2012 self-titled debut in his interview with the band as well as the inspiration behind some of the album’s lyrical content, the band’s new lineup and much more.  The video for the song ‘Before The Flames (Part 1)’ included in the article.  The video for ‘Before The Flames’ (Part 2)’ is streaming online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyZr3HRU0aw.  The complete track listing for Scenes From A Black Wilderness is noted below.

Screams From A Black Wilderness tracklising:

  1. Before The Flames
  2. Plague Dance
  3. Let The Night Roar
  4. Mr. Murder (feat. Brock Lindow of36 Crazyfists)
  5. Lady Of The Night
  6. Witch Is Dead
  7. Daughter Of The Morning Star
  8. Sun Will Never Set
  9. Fall Of Core
  10. Breaking On The Wheel
  11. Nemesis Queen
  12. Angels Envy

 

Screams From A Black Wilderness can be pre-ordered online now via Bandcamp, Amazon, and iTunes.  Those that pre-order the album now can get ‘Before The Flames’ for free.  More information on All Hail The Yeti’s new album is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

 

Website: http://www.allhailtheyeti.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti

Twitter: http://twitter.com/allhailtheyeti

 

 

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PBS Goes “Giant” In A New Episode Of Nature

Courtesy:  PBS/PBS Distribution

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution

A few years ago, a farmer in Argentina was hunting for one of his sheep when he stumbled upon one of quite the surprising find. What the farmer found was the tip of a giant fossil bone sticking out of the ground. It was just the first of what became a massive excavation that unearthed some 200 other bones. The bones in question belonged to a group of plant-eating dinosaurs, or herbivores, that had previously been unknown. Now thanks to PBS and PBS Distribution audiences will get to learn about the find and the dinosaurs, which have yet to be named when they release the new Nature episode Raising The Giant Dinosaur.

Nature: Raising The Giant Dinosaur will be released Tuesday, April 26th. The story presented in this episode follows host Sir David Attenborough as he takes audiences through the process of the excavation of the bones, dated by researchers at roughly 101.6 million years old. Attenborough interviews paleontologists and other scientists about the discovery and its importance to Earth’s natural history. CGI animations, 3D scans and more are used to examine the bones along the way and reveal the secrets of the dinosaurs’ lives. Attenborough is on site in this episode of Nature as a life-size skeleton of one of the dinosaurs is completed at the MEF Museum labs in Trelew, Argentina. The skeleton measures at 121 feet from head to tail. And from this revelation, it could also be determined that the largest of the dinosaurs discovered weighed in at a whopping 77 tons.

The Patagonia dig site and the MEF Museum labs are not the only places that Attenborough visits over the course of this program. He also heads roughly 500 miles north of the dig site to the site of what is believe to be the largest dinosaur nesting ground. Remnants of eggshells are scattered throughout the site. Still intact eggs have also been found at the site, preserved in mud of the old river plain. The eggs give researchers a clue as to what baby titanosaurs looked like. Research is still being conducted on the yet-to-be named dinosaur. That is because there is still much to be gleaned from the remains. Though, in what they have found, scientists can say that in the new dinosaur they have found what is the largest dinosaur ever known.

Nature: Raising The Giant Dinosaur will be released Tuesday, April 26th. It will retail for MSRP of $24.99 but can be pre-ordered at a discounted price of $19.99 via PBS’ online store at http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=88167686&cp=&kw=raising+the+giant+dinosaur&origkw=raising+the+giant+dinosaur&sr=1. Audiences can view a trailer for this episode of Nature online via PBS’ official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZL8af2VAtg.

 

Courtesy: PBS

Courtesy: PBS

 

More information on this and other episodes of Nature is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PBSNature

Twitter: http://twitter.com/PBSNature

 

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